Seattle Baby Care

How to find infant care that's more than daycare

Working parents need reliable Seattle baby care — a solution that will help you focus on your career and help your child reach their full potential. If you just had a new baby or you’ve decided it’s time for your little one to go to daycare in Seattle, it’s time to start your search for the best Seattle baby care. How? Read below for considerations you should make, frequently asked questions, and more to help you make an informed decision.

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Qualities of the Best Seattle Baby Care Centers 

A Welcoming and Engaging Environment: 

Before you enroll your child in a daycare, take a tour — either virtually or in person — to observe the environment. Are the children happy? Do the caregivers seem to love what they do? Are the classrooms specifically designed for each age group? The best Seattle baby care will have infant classrooms with age-appropriate and engaging materials; soft spaces for learning to roll, sit up, crawl, stand, and walk; support for developmental milestones; and open space for play and movement.  

Qualified Caregivers: 

Passionate and professional caregivers are a must. Ask about their experience and certifications and see how they interact with the children in their care. How do they respond to babies’ needs? The best Seattle baby care starts with the best caregivers.  


The center’s health and safety policies should make you feel comfortable about leaving your child in the center’s care.  

Bright Horizons Seattle Baby Care Centers

Bright Horizons has convenient Seattle baby care locations throughout North Seattle, Downtown Seattle, South Seattle, and the Eastside cities of Bellevue, Bothell, Issaquah, Kirkland, Redmond, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, and Woodinville. Plus, we offer company-sponsored child care and onsite child care benefits for many organizations in the area. 

Why Choose Bright Horizons Seattle Baby Care 

At Bright Horizons, you’ll find the best care for your baby, a partner for your family, and support for your work day. For more than 30 years, we have provided the highest quality child care and early education that helps children get ready for all the big steps ahead.  

We offer year-round Seattle baby care (as well as toddler kindergarten prep programs), support for developmental milestones, a research-based curriculum, spaces designed for babies, resources for parents, and daily communication (plus photos and videos) to ensure you don’t miss a thing.  

With convenient Seattle area locations, we're never far from your home or workplace.


How much is daycare per month in Seattle?

Seattle daycare tuition depends on location, whether you’re looking at center-based or in-home care, your child’s age, the number of children you have, premium center offerings like meals, snacks, and enrichment activities, and more. Contact us today to inquire about tuition costs at our Bright Horizons child care centers. 

What does daycare vs.a nanny cost in Seattle? 

The cost for both child care options varies based on different factors. With a nanny, you’ll likely pay an hourly rate that depends on the nanny’s experience, your location, your child(ren)’s age(s), and additional household duties you expect the nanny to take care of. With daycare, you’ll pay a fixed tuition based on your child’s age, the number of days/hours you need care, center vs. in-home care, what the center offers, and more. 

What is the best age to start daycare in Seattle?

Children of all ages benefit from the daycare experience. Babies start learning when they’re born; being in Seattle baby care can help them develop important social-emotional skills, hit developmental milestones, and more.
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